Traditions on the Green attracts hundreds

A crowd estimated at about 400 enjoyed pleasant weather for Traditions on the Green, a concert featuring local music and dance groups. The free family event was presented by the Heritage Park Foundation and the Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Club Land O’ Lakes Satellite. It was the first time the annual Traditions on the Green was held on the newly built Heritage Stage, a project that was … [Read more...]

Families can find out more about Pine View Middle IB

Families who want to know more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Pine View Middle School can attend a community information night. The session is planned for Pine View Middle School, 5334 Parkview Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Students who are interested in the program, but are not zoned for Pine View Middle School, may apply to attend the … [Read more...]

These pilots soar through the sky — on miniature wings

Radio-controlled model airplane pilots from throughout Florida had a nearly perfect day to fly their aircraft at the 10th annual Bay City Flyers Meet held at Area 52, eight miles north of Land O’ Lakes. The meet, on Nov. 18, attracted 48 registered flyers and about 300 spectators. Admission was a $3 donation per carload. The landing fee for pilots was $10. It was a sunny day, with no wind, … [Read more...]

Heritage Stage is becoming a community gathering place

Long before Heritage Stage existed, Sandy Graves envisioned a place where the community would gather, to watch performances and spend time together. The stage was completed this fall and Graves’ vision has begun to take shape. Recently, the stage was the centerpiece for an event to honor area veterans. Shortly after that, entertainers used it for performances during Land O’ Lakes … [Read more...]

Interim steps planned to improve 54/41 traffic flow

Construction on a project to improve traffic flow through the intersection of State Road 54 and U.S. 41 is expected to begin in 2018, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials. The project, which will lengthen some turn lanes, currently is in design. The construction cost is about $752,000 and is included in the transportation department’s fiscal year 2019 budget, according to … [Read more...]

She trades Alaska for a floral shop in Pasco

More than 35 years ago, Susan Crenshaw made a life-changing decision. A friend – who later became her husband – urged the New Port Richey native to move from her home base in Pasco County to Alaska. “Alaska is the place you need to be,” he told her. At the time, there weren’t many jobs available at home, so she took his advice. She wound up loving it. “I like the outdoors and … [Read more...]

FDOT budgeting future land purchases for 54/41 project

A local task force is expected to make recommendations next year on a traffic fix for the intersection of State Road 54 and U.S. 41, but the Florida Department of Transportation already is budgeting about $32 million for land purchases connected to the project. The funding is slated for fiscal year 2023, as part of the agency’s five-year work plan. The funding for the rights of way for … [Read more...]

‘Stocking Stuffers’ spread holiday cheer

They don’t look like elves, but a quartet of International Baccalaureate students from Land O’ Lakes High School has set off on a mission to make the holidays merrier for preschoolers in foster care. The IB students — Deah Bhojani, Geanna Alamares, Ariana Rao and Angelina Rodriguez — dreamed up the idea for an operation they’ve dubbed “Stocking Stuffers.” It’s a simple concept, but the … [Read more...]

Looking for sinkhole solutions

Remedying a massive sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes has taken a minor step forward, four months after it opened and swallowed two homes on Ocean Pines Drive in Lake Padgett. Residents of the Lake Padgett community were presented several preliminary solutions for fixing the sinkhole long-term, during a Nov. 8 meeting at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center. The audience also had the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes park and community center have a new name

The Pasco County Commission has renamed the community center and park in Land O’ Lakes as the Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. Commissioners adopted the new name on Nov. 7, at the request of Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore. “They are trying to have more of an identity in that area,” said Moore. “I think they’ll be excited by this.” Moore said he consulted with members of the … [Read more...]